Model at RuffleCon 2015 Fashion ShowThe Ruffle Court work our bustles off every year to make sure the event we provide you with is the biggest and best yet! Scheduling is still on its way, but here are some events you’re definitely going to want to attend at this year’s conference:

  • Events featuring fashion-forward groups
  • A fashion show featuring alternative fashion designers from around the world
  • Panels and workshops about various aspects of alternative fashion and lifestyle
  • Live performances such as burlesque, bands, and other treats for the eyes

Fashion Show

At RuffleCon, the heart of the matter is the fashion – and what better way to celebrate that fashion then with a fashion show! Since RuffleCon is bursting with designers and brands, we will have a large fashion show with different designers from all walks of the alternative fashion scene.

Designer Application

Your name*

Your email*

Your birth date* (format: mm/dd/yyyy - 01/01/1960)

Have you already registered for RuffleCon 2017?*:

Which days do you plan on attending?*:

Have you also applied for a space in our Marketplace as a vendor?*:

Which fashion show slot type are you interested in?*:
Basic (Free)Premium (+$200 USD)

Your design company/brand name*:

Your design company/brand logo:

Your design company/brand's biography*:

How many looks do you plan on showcasing?*:
12345678More than 8

Do you have models/makeup artists/stylists that you plan on bringing with you? If so, please provide their details below:

Additional information (if any):

I understand that this is an application, and that my application is subject for review by the Ruffle Court.

Model Application

The following is for applying to be a model during our various fashion shows over the conference weekend for our designers. Please understand that all model approvals/denials are made by the designers themselves, and NOT RuffleCon staff. Applications meeting each designers’ requirements will be forwarded to the designers to choose from. Meeting all the requirements does not mean you are automatically approved.

Items that are commonly requested by our designers:

  1. Having already registered for RuffleCon
  2. Providing your own personal undergarments
  3. Shoes and/or boots that fit within the alternative fashion aesthetic
  4. Foundation matching your skin tone, eye liner, and mascara (applicable to all genders)

Having these items will increase your chances of being selected. Be sure to include what kind of items you have from this list in your application to help your odds. Further items may be requested by the designer once selected.

Additional Notes

  • All models must accept that there will be photography taken of them, and that this photography will become property of the designers and Primbows LLC. Photography of the models will be made available to them after the conference for their personal use.
  • All models must accept that participating in the fashion show and/or design contest is volunteer, and should not expect compensation in any form, although some may be provided at discretion of the designer.
  • Any models not accepted during the initial rounds by designers, but meeting requirements, will be waitlisted, and will be offered a spot in the show as positions are made available.

Model applications for the 2017 conference year will be made available shortly.

Tea Party

Information regarding this event for 2017 will be made available shortly. Tea Party will be available to specific membership tiers and ticket winners from 2016 only, due to limited availability.

Special Events

Information regarding special events for 2017 will be made available shortly. In the meantime, please check out the list of previous special events we have held in past years of RuffleCon!

  • Beard and Mustache Contest
  • Coordinate Contest
  • Pool Party
  • Designer Contest
  • Evening Soiree
  • Masquerade Ball
  • Anti-High Tea Party

Panels & Workshops

RuffleCon is excited to offer a slew of fashion-related panels and workshops for enthusiasts of all denominations! Attendees will have the opportunity to see panels on a diverse range of topics, such as:

  • Q&A with designers and trendsetters
  • Hands-on activity instruction (belly dance, circus arts, ballroom dance, etc.)
  • Thread Room with instructive workshops and sewing specialists
  • And many others!

Be an Event Leader!

We’re hoping to offer panels for fans by fans, so we encourage our attendees to consider applying to be an Event Leader and run some panels with us. Though panelists will receive special Event Leader badges at no extra cost, they must still purchase a badge for conference attendance. However, those who are accepted for 3 or more panels or workshops will qualify to have a membership for the next year as thanks for their service to the conference; if you provide enough event hours, we’ll upgrade you to our coveted Deluxe Membership! To find out more benefits of being an Event Leader and to apply to host an event, check out our form below.

Wanted: Events for the Older Crowd!

We would be happy to accept applications for 18+ panels and workshops, such as a panel discussion of sexuality and alternative fashion. In fact, we encourage it! This is an all-ages event, and we are interested in offering events for a variety of age levels. If you would like to submit an event of this nature, please be sure to tick off the age restriction on your event application. This is also where you specify any special equipment you require for your panel, such as a projector, TV, etc.

Event Application

The heart of RuffleCon is its unique selection of events through performances, panels, and workshops specifically aimed at alternative fashions enthusiasts, from one fan to another! If you have a particular subject you’re an expert in and would like to share it with the world, we would love to have you host an event. If you’re an expert in many fields and are not sure exactly what we’re looking for, feel free to contact us and we’ll let you know how you can best put your knowledge to use.

So what are you waiting for? Send in your ideas today!

Important Note: Please be sure to include on your application only the minimum that you need in order to present your event, or to specifically note that certain requests are wanted, but not necessary. We take this into account while scheduling to see if we have the equipment available in order for you to successfully provide your content.

Your Name (required)

Your Name to Appear in Program (if different)

Your Email (required)

Your Birth Date (required - format: mm/dd/yyyy - 01/01/1960)

Event Title (required):

Type of Event (required - if main event, please explain why it should be a main event in the event's detailed description):

Event Length (minimum of 1 hour long - if more than 2 hours, please explain how long and why in the event's detailed description):

1 hour1.5 hours2 hoursMore than 2 hours

Minimum Age:

All Ages13+18+

Any Tech Setup You Require? (please only select things that without them, you cannot do your event):

PC Laptop Connection/Setup AvailableMac Laptop Connection/Setup AvailableMicrophone(s)Projector/ScreenSound SystemLarge Open Space

Additional Tech Requests:

Will this be a noisy event? (ie. shouting, screaming, loud music, etc.):


Is there extra cost to attend your event? (ie. mostly used for workshops who need $5-$10 to pay for materials):

Free$1$5$10$15$20More than $20 (please explain why in the detailed description)

Preferred Day/Time (please note that this is a request, and there is a HIGH CHANCE it will not be honored):

Friday MorningFriday AfternoonFriday EveningFriday Late NightSaturday MorningSaturday AfternoonSaturday EveningSaturday Late NightSunday MorningSunday Afternoon

Days You Plan on Attending (required):


Additional Event Leaders (names and email addresses, please):

Description of Event (required - to go in the program):

Detailed Description of Event (required - explain to us what you plan on doing, as well as any notes from choices above):

I understand that this is an application, and that my event is subject for review by the Ruffle Court.

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